Step #1: Baseline Behavior
A lot of you guys have probably been baselining people for years without even realizing it. When you spend time with people, we take note—consciously or unconsciously—of their mannerisms, their speech patters, their good and bad habits. We know, for example, that it’s hard to expect to be on time on people who are always late. We know that it’s not a good idea to dismiss it when a calm, even-tempered person raises her voice in a conversation—the person may only do so when he or she has a serious concern or disagreement, and his or her point is usually valid. We know that some friend of ours has a nervous tic that sometimes make them stutter.
We have baselined them all, so we know how they act in normal circumstances. Since you’re already familiar with how they behave when they’re not lying, it should be an easy time to spotting unusual facial, verbal, or behavioral clues they might display when they are lying. We also know that they have habits that can sometimes look like clues to deception—like the nervous tic—but that is just a part of their ordinary behavior.
Lucid dreaming is the awareness of us being in a dream. Sometimes, we lucid dream by chance, but we can train ourselves to do this. This article outlines the positives and negatives of learning lucid dreaming.
Adventure and Excitement: In lucid dreaming, when you really become a master at it, you can manipulate the dream. You can fly around and use superpowers.
Social Practicality: You can practice role playing in certain social situations. For example, if you want to imagine yourself talking to someone special, you can practice that.
Nightmare Inhibition: If you are aware that you are just dreaming, dreaming about nightmares will be less frightening. When are aware something is not real, we’re less likely to be affected.
Problem Solving: Dreams give us a chance to work through problems we may actually be facing in real life. They recreate the environment in which we can try to overcome or solve.
The famous evolutionist, Isaac Asimov defined the 1st law as follows: “Energy can be neither created nor destroyed.”
“However, the total quantity of matter/energy in the universe remains constant.”
If energy/matter cannot create itself, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
“Our universe had a physical origin as a quantum fluctuation of some pre-existing true vacuum, or state of nothingness.”
This is the problem: the 1st law states that matter/energy cannot be created out of nothing, neither can it be destroyed. So where did the energy in the universe come from? The only possibility is an act of creation. “The first law asserts that matter, under natural circumstances, can neither be created nor destroyed. Therefore, since creation is not a natural event, it is by definition a supernatural event - a miracle! … Since matter is not eternal we are left with only one option - it arose out of nothing at a finite point in the past.”
So how do you get SOMETHING out of NOTHING?
“What is a big deal - the biggest deal of all - is how you get something out of nothing! Don’t let the cosmologists try to kid you on this one. They have not got a clue either… ‘In the beginning,’ they will say, ‘there was nothing - no time, space, matter or energy. Then there was a quantum fluctuation from which…’ Whoa! Stop right there. You see what I mean? First there is nothing, then there is something. And the cosmologists try to bridge the two with a quantum flutter… Then they are away and before you know it, they have pulled a hundred billion galaxies out of their quantum hats.”
THE LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT -
One very fundamental law of science is the principal of cause and effect: no effect can be greater than its cause. In other words, there can be nothing created which is greater than the thing that created it. Follow this reasoning:
The skeptic asks, “If God created the universe, then who created God?” This is an illogical question. If God is the uncreated creator of the universe, He is the creator of time. He is not limited by the time dimension he created, so he has no beginning in time. Therefore, he does not have, or need to have, a cause.